UK IMMIGRATION NEWS

DECEMBER 2013
UK Publishes New Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa Application Form

On 30 December 2013 UK Border Agency (UKBA) has published a new version of the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) application form for applicants who are already in the UK.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013READ MORE

UK Electronic Visa Waiver free for Oman, Qatar and UAE from January 2014

The Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) which can be created online, offers a free, fast and simple alternative to a UK visit visa will be applied to passport holders of Oman, Qatar and UAE from January 2014.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013READ MORE

Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Visas Available for Hong Kong SAR Passport Holders

UK government has recently expanded Youth Mobility Scheme to include Hong Kong SAR, UK Border Agency announced.

Friday, December 20, 2013READ MORE

New Passport Service for UK Visa Applicants in South India

UK visa applicants applying in Chennai will now benefit from a pilot passport pass-back service launched on 6 December 2013, the British High Commission announced on the same day.

Thursday, December 12, 2013READ MORE

UK High Court seeks to lower income threshold for family migrants

A ruling by the UK High Court earlier this year described the required minimum income of at least 18,600 GBP for a spouse or partner visa application as "unjustified and disproportionate". This prompted a move to allow greater flexibility for applicants wishing to obtain a spouse/partner visa for entry to the United Kingdom, specifically where the sponsor is a refugee or British citizen.

Thursday, December 12, 2013READ MORE

Prime Minister Confirms No Limit on Number of Indian Students for UK

In the second visit to India in 2013, UK Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that there is no limit on the number of Indian students who can study in the UK.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013READ MORE

Updated Supporting Document Requirement for UK Visa Applicants

UK Border Agency (UKBA) on 04 December made an announcement on important updates for supporting documents required for UK visa applicants in Egypt.

Thursday, December 05, 2013READ MORE

UK Revised Immigration Rules on Armed Forces Take Effect

The UK revised immigration rules affecting members of HM Forces and their families laid in Parliament on November 8, 2013 have come into effect since December 1, 2013.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013READ MORE

UK Youth Mobility Scheme 2014 for Japanese to Open

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) on 29 November made an announcement on the upcoming opening of the Youth Mobility Scheme 2014 for Japanese nationals, as well as instructions to apply for the scheme.

Monday, December 02, 2013READ MORE

UK Publishes New Application Forms on December 1

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has published new application forms for applicants who are already in the UK from December 1, 2013.

Monday, December 02, 2013READ MORE

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New Income Requirements Announced for Family sponsorship

The result of a recent UK Court of Appeal judgment upholds the recently revised income threshold requirements imposed under the new family migration rules.

In July 2012, the UK government introduced a revised minimum income threshold for British citizens to sponsor a non-EEA spouse or partner or child to come and live in the UK. Its purpose was to ensure that family migrants do not become reliant on local taxpayers for support and are encouraged to integrate effectively.


Indian, Chinese Tourists Can Travel to UK and Ireland by Joint Visa
A joint visa initiative to be launched this autumn will allow visitors from China and India travel between Ireland and the UK.

UK Visa Application Centre Relocates from Nairobi to Westlands
UK Visa Application Center in Nairobi has moved to the new office in Westlands from the beginning of July.

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